Studies at the School of Medicine at Dharumavantha Hospital will commence in April, announced Maldives National University (MNU) on Sunday.
MNU's Deputy Vice Chancellor Aishath Shaaheen shared that preparations for the School of Medicine, being established on the eighth and fourteenth floor of the new 25-storey state hospital, were nearly finished.
"The machineries are now being placed. Studies will begin once that is complete," she said.
Until April, the first MBBS course introduced in the Maldives is being conducted at MNU. According to the university, 22 students are currently enrolled in the course.
The students completed some modules in Malaysia last December before resuming studies in MNU.
The five-year MBBS course charges an annual fee of MVR 123,000 (USD 8,000).
However, the MBBS course is included in the recently announced government-initiated programme to offer free undergraduate courses in Maldives.
Students can apply for the second MBBS batch before coming Sunday.